July 2008 Newsletter – What exactly is ‘Good Enough’ for you?

How you measure ‘successful’ satellite phone calls will determine your satellite phone choice.
The technologically interwoven nature of our world has us feeling secure that lights will go on, air conditioners will cool us, traffic lights will stay lit and we’ll be able to make phone calls whenever we want.  A disaster, however large or small can disrupt these personal securities in an instant.

Those who have lived through any kind of service interruption know how frustrating it can be: No power, no lights, no phones—now what do you do?  How do you continue doing what you need to do, be it running your business, supporting your agency or keeping your family safe.  Communications is THE critical cornerstone to any recovery effort, and when it comes to communications , you need to determine for yourself, “What is good enough?”

Will sparse or overtaxed cellular service (that may be unreliable normally) be good enough?

Is a satellite phone with temporary coverage issues good enough? (It just may be; call us!)

Is a 98% reliable solution good enough ?

Is this good enough?

Use Globalstar phones to leave a ‘voice billboard’ (at a daycare, Head-Start center, or a school) with updates or special instructions.  You can buy portable Globalstar phones for just $350 (call us for details), s o you may not need to spend thousands of dollars for your good enough solution.   For many situations, just knowing that people can call and hear your update will be good enough.

If you are a first responder or support first responders, you may decide that you need more functionality and that’s okay; there are different satellite phone solutions for you.  But if you want people to call you (as they are able) and hear your updates. In situations where making phone calls may not be paramount but leaving timely updates for others may be critically important.  is a nice, inexpensive solution for you.  So consider what good enough means to you and as always, please call us if you have any questions. 800-826-6152.